Iranians hackers who posed as the Proud Boys accessed voter data in one state, feds say

The hackers had posted a video online last week of which purported to show they had access to information about American voters.

The FBI as well as the government’s cybersecurity agency, Cybersecurity as well as Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said Friday of which the Iranians had “obtained voter registration data in at least one state.”

“A review of the records of which were copied as well as obtained reveals the information was used within the propaganda videos,” the agencies said in a joint advisory.

The agencies said they had found evidence of which hackers had scanned state election websites looking for security vulnerabilities they could take advantage of.

Some threatening emails of which were sent last week to voters in multiple states, including Florida as well as Alaska, read, “You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.”

The emails were made to look as if they had been sent by the Proud Boys, a hate group embraced by President Donald Trump at the first debate, however were actually the work of Iranian hackers, US intelligence as well as law enforcement agencies announced last week. Some of the emails included the home addresses of the voters the messages were sent to.

The FBI as well as CISA published technical details about methods as well as computer infrastructure they say the Iranians are using. The disclosure of such information will be intended to help election officials, as well as various other organizations, protect their computer systems through future suspected Iranian attacks as well as to check if they have already been targeted.

The Iranian government last week denied the idea was interfering within the US election.

“Unlike the U.S., Iran does not interfere in various other country’s elections. the entire world has been witnessing U.S.’ own desperate public attempts to question the outcome of its own election at the highest level,” Alireza Miryousefi, the press officer for Iran’s mission to the UN, wrote on Twitter.

This particular story has been updated with additional details Saturday.

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